Educational Therapy Team

Educational Therapy Team 

 

Educational Therapy

 

Jennifer, ET/A, M.S. Ed is a certified early childhood special educator with over ten years of experience in education. Her work as a classroom teacher and tutor lead her to work as a consultant in Harlem, New York where she worked with students with special needs and their teachers to support their learning.

In 2012, she began her journey as a math educator through Bank Street College’s The Math Place Online, an online platform where adult learners were able to learn about algebra and fractions through an integrative teacher guided system. After moving to Los Angeles, she discovered her love for Educational Therapy, and completed her certificate in Educational Therapy from Cal State Northridge. Jennifer started working with CSC in 2016. She has worked with students in grades K-12 with dyslexia, executive function disorder, ADD and ADHD as well as math anxiety and dyscalculia. She recently completed training in the Wilson Reading System and uses a variety of programs including Lindamood Bell and Seeing My Time to help her students be successful. She also recently received her professional membership in AET.

Jennifer believes that all students, regardless of prior effort or challenge, can learn to be successful in school and beyond. She hopes that through her work as an educational therapist she can support students in becoming lifelong learners who are able to advocate for and believe in themselves.

 

Educational TherapistAnn, ET/P, M.A. grew up in California, attending California State University, Northridge where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with honors, followed by a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Claremont Graduate University.

Ann then provided training at prestigious financial institutions and healthcare companies.  After 9/11, Ann was moved to obtain her teaching credential and taught as a classroom and resource teacher for 12 years.  She worked with many types of students, including special needs and gifted, while simultaneously raising her own special-needs and gifted children.  Inspired by her personal and professional experiences, Ann then pursued a Master’s in Educational Therapy, which she completed with distinction. Concurrently, Ann worked with McGraw-Hill’s educational division, training teachers on how to best use state-of-the-art classroom resources. Ann has also received training in many literacy programs, including Lindamood-Bell’s Seeing Stars and Visualizing and Verbalizing.

Ann’s philosophy…. “Mistakes should be embraced and celebrated — mistakes are powerful educators.  I facilitate learning by encouraging students to “own” their own successes.  I believe students prosper in a safe, warm, rewarding environment, where they learn to “fish” for themselves, and become better able to face future challenges.” Ann has been at CSC since 2018.

 

Shelby Alsup

 

Shelby, M.M.F.T., Learning Specialist has over six years of experience working with children and families in community mental health, residential facilities, schools and homes. Shelby teaches our Kindergarten Enrichment Camp.

 

 

 

 

 

Jenny, ET M.A. Ed, life’s work has been about teaching all kinds of learners and changing systems and policies to better meet their needs.  Her journey began with undergraduate studies in Learning and Behavior Disorders at University of Kentucky.  She moved to LA and continued studies at California State University Northridge to earn her B.A.   With a desire to learn more, Jenny was accepted into Columbia University Teachers College, moved to New York,  and earned her Masters in Special Education.  While there she served as Special Education Director at Rosie and Harry’s Preschool, a center in Harlem for children in transitional housing and an in-home learning specialist throughout Manhattan and the Bronx.  With a move back to LA, Jenny entered a post-Masters Educational Therapy Certification Program at California State University Northridge.

Her career has led her to many professional positions such as Special Education Clinical Coordinator at Westside Children’s Center, a place that specializes in foster/adopt services and teaching children living in pockets of poverty.  Here, she directed large scale community collaborations as Director of First 5 LA’s Kindergarten Readiness Project and Director of First 5 CA’s Special Needs Project TLC.

Jenny believes that all children can grow, learn, and amaze.  In her work she is able to discover the best way a child learns and present alternative, creative, novel, fun, and attention-grabbing curriculum that remediates and enriches.  Jenny has extensive experience on issues including ADHD, autism, school and test anxiety, sensory processing, dyslexia, dyscalculia, behavior, reading/reading comprehension, writing, executive functioning skills, giftedness, twice exceptionality, and processing and memory skills.  Jenny has also been in private practice serving K-9th since 2007.

 

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